What will be the fallout from SpaceX blast?

Sep 1, 2016
Experts say the explosion probably won't derail the private space industry.
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Launch Complex 40 carrying the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite on SpaceXs first deep space mission at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in February 2015. One of SpaceX's rockets exploded during a routine test the morning of September 1, 2016.

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Space Internet

Apr 6, 2016
They said it couldn't be done: Internet in space. The dream of a totally connected world is still out of reach. Companies like OneWeb and SpaceX think a global swarm of satellites is the answer. The idea failed before — does it stand a chance today?

Landing a rocket is great, but will it save money?

Dec 22, 2015
SpaceX joins competitor Blue Origin in successfully reclaiming a used rocket.

Why Elon Musk wants to recycle his rocket boosters

Dec 22, 2015
SpaceX could save millions by refurbishing its first-stage boosters.

Can private companies keep the space station supplied?

Jul 15, 2015
Failed missions to the ISS leave NASA and researchers with the bill.

Elon Musk's evolution, from sci-fi dreams to Space X

May 14, 2015
Musk's biographer on the entrepreneur's upbringing, career and innovation.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk unveils the company's Dragon V2, May 2014.
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Rocket explosion puts focus on private sector's role in space

Oct 29, 2014
Companies like Orbital Sciences and SpaceX ferry cargo to the International Space Station for NASA. Many are wondering about the scale of this business.

For public good, not for profit.

The numbers for September 16, 2014

Sep 16, 2014
Poverty, Internet drones and space taxis; here are the numbers we're watching.

SpaceX heads to the stars

Dec 4, 2013
After some false starts, private rocket maker SpaceX launched a rocket carrying a large commercial satellite into outer space yesterday.